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Fri Dec 31, 2021, 09:45 AM

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!



Came across this Town Crier in Camden Town today. Gotta love the juxtaposition of a centuries old tradition in an modern urban landscape. Wishing passers-by a Happy New Year. Thought I would pass it on!

Ring Bell...''Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Happy New Year!''



(PS - if you are interested the word "Oyez" means "hear ye," which is a call for silence and attention. Oyez is from an Anglo-Norman word for listen.)

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Reply Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! (Original post)
Soph0571 Dec 2021 OP
gab13by13 Dec 2021 #1
StarryNite Dec 2021 #2
Callalily Dec 2021 #3
ShazzieB Dec 2021 #4
Soph0571 Jan 2022 #6
Ziggysmom Jan 2022 #5
Soph0571 Jan 2022 #7
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #8

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 09:51 AM

1. Here Here!

I worked with a bloke from Birmingham in Santiago, Chile. I couldn't understand a lot of what he said, I understood the Chileans better and I know little Spanish. Love the language though, so descriptive. When we told him to speak English he told us that England had the language first, Americans effed it up.

Happy New Year.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:29 PM

2. That's cute!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:40 PM

3. I would LOVE this job!

And thanks for the explanations, very interesting

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:43 PM

4. This Camden Town?

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:46 AM

6. Yep

That Camden town

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 02:04 AM

5. Love the red coat! I'm curious, is the Town Crier a paid or honorary position?

What a great tradition.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:47 AM

7. I think they are paid per appearance n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Jan 3, 2022, 11:47 AM

8. In Spanish it would be Oye!

Forgive me, but I got the punctuation wrong. There would be an upside down exclamation point at the beginning.

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